Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the Street…..Sixth Avenue, NYC

This shot was just fine until that bus drove by and blew up her dress….now it’s perfect


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  1. Ylfig

    September 11, 2008 at 8:34 am

    It´s actually almost too perfect!
    If I didn´t believe you I´d think it was staged.

    Great work

  2. Vivienne

    September 11, 2008 at 8:41 am

    prettier than the actual chloe ad

  3. suzanne nelson

    September 11, 2008 at 8:46 am

    What a wonderful photo!it’s fabulous – you must have lightning reactions, Sart! I can’t help but laugh with her. I love the way her long black cardigan really brings out the print on her dress and her bag and shoes are perfect together.

  4. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 8:49 am

    i adore her dress! the colours are amazing.

  5. Vintage Me New You

    September 11, 2008 at 8:50 am

    perfect photo and she looks like a real model:)

  6. Esti

    September 11, 2008 at 8:57 am


  7. Miguel

    September 11, 2008 at 8:58 am

    It is perfect indeed! The hair, the colors on the dress, the shoes…. That is a beautiful woman and a beautiful picture.

  8. Chris

    September 11, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Shot of the year!

  9. Ediot

    September 11, 2008 at 9:04 am

    breathtaking. really cool shot

  10. myarbor

    September 11, 2008 at 9:05 am

    when i look at some of the pictures that you post, i can’t help but want to be that person for just a second…. they capture a moment of time and fashion that is irreplaceable.

  11. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 9:07 am

    she is gorgeous in that dress + cardigan…..and her Miu Miu shoes are the best
    amazing pict

  12. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 9:17 am

    This shot made me smile. A lovely woman having a laugh and looking great. She’s awesome.

  13. *indie_queen*

    September 11, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I love it! And love the black cardigan with the delicate dress

  14. Stacy

    September 11, 2008 at 9:22 am

    a little more ‘leg’ never hurt any one of your shots… especially when they’re as lovely as hers.

  15. metafemme

    September 11, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Somehow what stands out for me in this picture is not really the dress, shoes, cardigan and the slightly visible bag (I think the whole look is very ordinary, personally I would have let it pass), but the capturing of the right moment, the right expression, something that isn’t staged, is the saving grace.

  16. Teresa Angelicus

    September 11, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Perfect in that split second!!!

  17. mimi

    September 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

    sart, you capture the most perfect (and random) moments, its wonderful. looking at this brings a smile to my face, i love it.

  18. Luxe

    September 11, 2008 at 9:26 am

    i don’t even notice the clothes – all i can see is that luminous smile. Thanks for making the morning special.

  19. Emily

    September 11, 2008 at 9:34 am


  20. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 9:36 am


  21. Raelene L

    September 11, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Anticipation is a wondrous thing :)

  22. wideyed

    September 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

    The buttons on her dress are great.

  23. meredith

    September 11, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Absolutely charming!

  24. nathalie

    September 11, 2008 at 9:47 am

    fabulous catch!

  25. ann

    September 11, 2008 at 9:47 am

    that happens to me all the time when i´m wearing skirts or dreeses and i don´t have this classy-sexy way of holding them or this hair…
    Beautiful! Shot of the year!

  26. Mademoiselle Oulla

    September 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

    What a beautiful smile!

  27. Sarah

    September 11, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I love how her reaction was so joyful!

    Great shot.

  28. Ben

    September 11, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Indeed. It would’ve been fine originally – now it’s one of my favorites!

  29. Shaina

    September 11, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I love how her legs are posed and hows she’s hunched and the way her hair moves and the excited expression! the shoot really makes her and the dress more lively. spectacular shoot! ^^ love the choice of sandals they seemingly match not only the the black long cardigan but also the lilac dress itself, she’s wearing.

    For the bag I think she could have chosen a better choice. say a black or gold glittery beaded evening clutch, instead? but that’s just my opinion, overall her look is very flattering and is a breath of fresh air! ^^

  30. jrstar45

    September 11, 2008 at 10:24 am

    devistatingly happy!

  31. Jovon Higgins

    September 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Fun Photo…I like the way she paired the shoes with the floral dress!

  32. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 10:31 am

    This shot embodies all I love about your photography: the idea that despite layers of makeup, perfect lighting, and immaculately chosen outfits, staged fashion can never compare to true beauty serendipity and a smile.

  33. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 10:38 am

    wonderful shot, as always, sart! you are so talented … for me this page is 80% art/20% fashion.

    that said … oh my SHOES!! someone ID them for me! they are beautiful.

  34. michaeljosephowens

    September 11, 2008 at 10:43 am

    This picture is the perfect antidote to the historical weight of this date. She is lovely, in same spirit as the Girl in Pink and Sandals from a few days ago. This shot reminds me of Garry Winogrand’s series, “Women are Beautiful.” Fantastic work, Scott! The bus was a serendipitous happening!

  35. Eugénie from Paris

    September 11, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful smile indeed. Beautiful legs. Amazing feet also. I want these feet.

  36. Julia Blanco

    September 11, 2008 at 10:58 am

    it’s that ANTICIPATION thing your work is all about again, but this time it happened by chance.

    i LOVE the result!

  37. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 11:00 am

    lovely shoes too…

  38. -h of candid cool

    September 11, 2008 at 11:00 am

    how beautiful!

  39. Angel

    September 11, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Keep on smiling, and the whole world smiles with you… beautiful combination cardigan/dress, lovely style
    Cover photo I must said

  40. norawoah

    September 11, 2008 at 11:09 am

    quelle joi de vivre! I love it, the spirit is fantastic! And so are her shoes!

  41. Hissy Stitch

    September 11, 2008 at 11:10 am


    I adore the colors in her dress, and the black velvet coat looks great with it. My colors. Do want.

  42. Alice Olive

    September 11, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I just love her laugh! Great moment!

  43. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 11:20 am

    WOW! So vivacious! If that was me, my hair would have been stuck to my lip gloss.

  44. Chen

    September 11, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Wind; Movement; Action…The perfect angle of the building behind, with the bus running through in the back ground… the sweeping hair and the flowing dress harmoniously make this take breath-taking

  45. La Clocharde

    September 11, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Great photo.
    You can actually see the movement of the whole scene.

  46. Alda

    September 11, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Perfect! Enough said.

  47. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    A beautiful uplifting photo for NYC especially today. thank you

  48. wyldekiwi

    September 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    such a sweet expression. anyone know where her sandals are from?

  49. Emmanuel Joseph

    September 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    My my my…what a shot what a shot what a shot. I’m simply in awe!

  50. Barbara

    September 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    awesome action shot!

  51. Bella07

    September 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I love how she’s holding down her dress laughing embarrassed enjoying the moment, what a shot.
    so pretty so city so new york

  52. Kellirdan

    September 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Hands down, favorite shot. I love all of your photos, but this one just comes alive for me.

  53. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Isn’t this great? When the world tries to blow your cool–LAUGH! She’s a refreshing antidote to all those hunched-over, hung-over, sad-eyed moppets who take themselves SOOO seriously. Thanks for the laugh, Sart. She’s a doll!


  54. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    huw lovely:)

  55. gLoR!e

    September 11, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    nice shot! i wish i was like her charming when skirt blew up. i experienced it!:)

  56. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    beautiful smile

  57. ryder

    September 11, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    This picture represents what I love about photography, fashion, and city living. You’ve done it again.

  58. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Perfect photo. I agree totally with michaeljosephowens who said, “This picture is the perfect antidote to the historical weight of this date.”

    It is wonderful to see New York has regained its joie de vivre after the tragedy etched into hearts worldwide seven years ago.

  59. Isabelle

    September 11, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Wow nice PIC!
    /Grettings from Sweden ;)

  60. Kay

    September 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    i love it! her outfit is put together really well, very sophisticated. the overall shot and individual pieces make it so fun and full of life though (:

  61. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    oh my gosh. i’m happy just looking at this picture. nice moment. great look. love the sweater over the floral dress that’s not too cutesy and the stripe on the shoe. love everything about the outfit and the shot. i’m going to have a good day.

  62. speck

    September 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm


  63. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    this is beautiful.

  64. cassaundra

    September 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    oh, I love that dress so much. I especially like the button details on the front. Beautiful cardigan, too.

  65. it is perfect! all these fashion shots need more movement

  66. Original It-Boy

    September 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Amazing dress (Chloé FW08) it looks even better in real life.

  67. the swede

    September 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    her smile makes the outfit! Great shot!

  68. Corbin

    September 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    wow. it’s just absolutely perfect here.

  69. Candace

    September 11, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    GREAT candid moment captured…don’t you just love when that happens…well not when the wind blows up your dress but you know what I mean :)

  70. Laguna Beach Trad

    September 11, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful photo, Sart. The young lady in the pic looks so happy, and so charming, that looking at her makes me smile. Plus, I adore women in floral dresses and cardigans. Well done.

  71. Aitor

    September 11, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Oh, brilliant.

  72. Bianca .

    September 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    SĂĄ utrolig PENT !
    : )
    Elsker det bildet .

  73. Maggie May

    September 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm


  74. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    perfect perfect perfect!!!!
    i have no words to describe this photo!

  75. Vanessa

    September 11, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Yes, buses whiz by every now and then. But, who would have expected that expression and the stance she has her legs in? It’s an otherwise ordinary shot of a woman in a dress, but we can see her inner beauty.


    September 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    WOW those shoes are incredible and so is her energy. Lovely Sart…


  77. john benjamin pritchett

    September 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Look at her expression! Wonderful! Great shot! Looks staged but I can tell it’s not.

  78. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I LOVE this.

  79. Amanda 's k a n d a l i s m'

    September 11, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Truly beautiful!

  80. Monica

    September 11, 2008 at 3:37 pm


  81. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    sure it’s lovely, the buttons and playful throw of the head… but I’m feeling a little cheated. when were you going to tell us that you were posting twice as many pics on as you were here? More power to you gig wise, but sheesh i just found out I was missing most of your Bryant Park shots.

    was I the only one out of the loop, people??

  82. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    i’ve seen and admired some of your best shots, and this pic is certainly among them. c’est magnifique!

  83. Triple GGG

    September 11, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    just how everything should be

  84. Aitor

    September 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    i love your blog

  85. tuetre

    September 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    What amazing joie de vivre!

  86. mickey

    September 11, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    amusingly perfect!

  87. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    LOL. IT’s perfect!

  88. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Great sandals too.

  89. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    I’m in love
    Cool shoes

  90. rob

    September 11, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    This is why I love to look at your blog.

  91. MongoosePouco

    September 11, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    she’s so cute! What a truly fantastic shot, Sart.

  92. Alaa

    September 11, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    anticipation :)

  93. BaronArtz

    September 11, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    This is just … perfect. What a wonderful composition this picture is ! I am really impressed.

  94. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I love this picture. It captures a perfect girlishness and a moment of happiness and sillyness……..sorry that’s a lot of “ness’s” for one comment.
    It is so simple and yet perfect. You look at it and you wish you were there, feeling what she is feeling.
    Thankyou for taking this picture and thankyou for transporting me away from desk for just a moment.

  95. LaLa

    September 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    You have a knack at capturing great pics. You are prepared for the unpredicatable. Bravo!

  96. Holly

    September 11, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Anticipation at its finest!

  97. mattmoro

    September 11, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    what inspiration.

  98. Kitschen Pink

    September 11, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    oh that’s just so clever and so happy all at the same time! t.x

  99. David Dewese

    September 11, 2008 at 7:35 pm


  100. John Christopher

    September 11, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    This is a fantastic shot.

  101. Maria

    September 11, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Gorgeus picture, lovely girl:)

  102. Nina

    September 11, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    she has such a beautiful smile. perfect example of timing being everything!

  103. Chessie

    September 11, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Ooh! Chloe! You’re right, this is a lovely photo.

  104. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Sart, you have really outdone yourself this time.

  105. Shazzie

    September 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Wonderful! I love the dress, the photo, and the humor.

    A similar thing happened to me waiting on a train platform last week and it was much less graceful and pretty looking. Cheers!

  106. monique

    September 11, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    A great shot. Sort of takes the edge off seeing a picture of a carefree and glowing lady in NY on 9/11.

    BTW – Love Lucia in that Seiko ad.

  107. Alex

    September 11, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    What a sexy babe
    i wanna bend her over

  108. joy

    September 12, 2008 at 12:41 am

    This is my favourite picture of all time. Just so amazing…you captured the moment, the feeling, absolutely perfectly.


    September 12, 2008 at 1:00 am

    timing is everything…..

  110. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 1:18 am

    I just say WOW!!! What a picture. Her smile reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman wearing her red dress and R. Gere made a joke with the jewelery box :-)

    Wonderful girl!!!

  111. beth K.

    September 12, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Awesome! One of those timeless pics likely to be a favorite for a long time.

  112. ultimatum

    September 12, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Wow, that is one crispy clear shot. Good job.

  113. Sohiny

    September 12, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Perfection. Brightens up any day.

  114. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 3:49 am

    It’s absolutely perfect.

  115. siewkwan

    September 12, 2008 at 4:03 am

    I’m loving this, yes, this is stunning!

  116. prasanna

    September 12, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Wow, what an utterly gorgeous picture! I think the shoes are from Aldo, though they may also be a rip-off of a higher-end brand. This is a link to a picture of the Aldo heels, sorry I can’t do the html-y thing. This shoe is from 2006.

  117. I am the Walrus

    September 12, 2008 at 4:29 am

    I really like that I can almost imagine being there at that very moment,watching her grab her dress,throw her head back and laugh.


  118. Sasi

    September 12, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Beautiful shoot.

  119. Olviya

    September 12, 2008 at 5:56 am

    very natural!

  120. .

    September 12, 2008 at 6:30 am

    I love her hair ! beutifull smile

  121. magstermash

    September 12, 2008 at 8:35 am


  122. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 9:01 am

    looks remarkably like the chloe dress thats featured in the current ad campaigns..lovely. i especialy love the way granny cardigans are being worn by young girls. very “sexy librarian”

  123. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I can hear her laughing!

  124. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Just beautiful.

  125. carli {inkedfingers}

    September 12, 2008 at 9:40 am

    This is the shot that makes your job the perfect job.

  126. Iheartfashion

    September 12, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Charming! Great outfit, great smile. Nice timing.

  127. pixie

    September 12, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Perfect its very rare in fashion that you see a model with a full face smile (yeah I know this isn’t a fashion ad/editorial but it should be), eyes smiling and all. I don’t know why they don’t do that more often, it actually made me feel a really happy emotion, very few, if any, ad photos ever do that.

    She looks filled with joy and its wonderful. It made my day.

  128. TurtlesFly

    September 12, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I love this picture. I can almost hear her laugh as the wind blew hew dress.

  129. The Storialist

    September 12, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I call this a Marilyn Monroment.

    I agree with pixie and others who have commented about her genuine happiness.

  130. Olimpia Liberti

    September 12, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Oh, I loved it!

  131. Johanne

    September 12, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Been there..She looks lovely in that dress!

  132. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Brilliant! Such infectious joy! A modest Marylin. This shot goes beyond just documenting street fashion, it profoundly conveys a message.

  133. gfd

    September 12, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    great picture!

  134. gfd

    September 12, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    great picture!

  135. newt

    September 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    yep, perfect. i love how she is using black to set off different accents and points of focus, the buttons, the stripes on the shoes and the very interestingly styled cardigan. beautiful and unlike the woman above in the red dress, utterly classy.

  136. Anonymous in NY

    September 13, 2008 at 12:22 am

    i hate to say it, sart, but these shots are starting to look staged.

  137. bomb.ass.ting

    September 13, 2008 at 1:08 am

    this is so incredible, how do you even shoot things like this?!

  138. poeta fit, non nascitur

    September 13, 2008 at 10:04 am

    You have very quick reflexes sart. LOL. AMAZING picture. Once I saw this, I found myself laughing with her.

  139. Czar Kastik

    September 13, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I’m very late on this photo…but you nailed it, Scott.

  140. philip

    September 13, 2008 at 10:29 am

    This is one of the best shots you’ve ever taken. So much joy in this. Congrats!

  141. Mira

    September 13, 2008 at 10:56 am


  142. PhilM

    September 13, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    awesome outfit, awesome shot! her reaction is also priceless.

  143. Anonymous

    September 13, 2008 at 3:14 pm


  144. Anonymous

    September 13, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    your best photo. Ever!!

  145. Crack Whore

    September 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    She looks absolutely lovely!
    I’m not a fan of the shoes, but otherwise the outfit is perfect.

  146. 1234

    September 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    this is amazing. great shot scott.

  147. Anonymous

    September 14, 2008 at 4:01 am

    She’s just so… gorgeous.

    Perfect smile.

  148. pinktuutuu

    September 14, 2008 at 7:45 am

    this what i call picture perfect!

  149. Catherine Ashley Talks fashion

    September 15, 2008 at 8:15 am

    nice dress on a nice girl captured at the right time


    catherine ashley talks fashion

  150. Jeffrey Byrnes

    September 15, 2008 at 11:27 am

    This is a beautiful shot. I like how playful it looks. Had you not mentioned the bus passing by I would have assumed she was having fun for the camera.


  151. pompadour13

    September 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Gleeful surprise, done best by a woman…

    What a pretty Chloe dress!

  152. Paula

    September 15, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    One of my favorites…how Carrie and SATC!

  153. Anonymous

    September 15, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    May very well be my favorite shot you have ever shown. Captures everything I like about your blog when it is on point… Spontaneous and Alive.

  154. Petah

    September 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

    She just looks amazing. She almost looks a little bit like the actress that plays Betty Draper on Mad Men – only joyful!

  155. fawn lust

    September 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    i fell in love with this chloe dress when i first saw it on… it makes me wish paulo melim anderson were still designing for them. his prints for fall were just amazing.

  156. Valentina

    September 17, 2008 at 10:21 am

    So Beautiful!!! So Happy!!
    PS: I’ve got the same Miu Miu sandals (mine are silver!)

  157. Emelie

    September 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I think she looks like Blake Lively. Beutiful dress and photo by the way!

  158. Felicia

    September 21, 2008 at 7:26 am

    You’re the best.Seriously,I love it!

  159. sarathira sukiman

    September 22, 2008 at 8:30 am

    i cant help but love her! everything looks so good when it is not staged, right time, right moment.

  160. Lydy

    September 22, 2008 at 10:30 am

    This is stunning. Real life is beautiful.

  161. secret stylist

    September 27, 2008 at 12:40 am

    so gorgeous, she mixes florals with stripy shoes and a black cardi and looks like a model. Amazing shot.

  162. Anonymous

    September 27, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    One in a million shot, congratulations!

  163. la femme

    October 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    ha – wonderful. perfect timing.

  164. Caspar

    November 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Wonderful – thank you.

  165. Terresa

    March 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    love the look of joy on her face. Gorgeous real life stuff.

  166. Anonymous

    March 31, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    You´re such a great photographer.
    Just wow

  167. frank adam

    April 10, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Perfect! Again, I freaking love your work.

  168. thegirlobsesedwiththepicture

    August 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I can't stop starring this… perfect's not enough

  169. elizabeth

    October 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    amazing shot!

  170. Greg

    January 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    This is the best photo you have posted in the history of this site.

    Pulling away.

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